palaro 2012 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on palaro 2012


Young boxer fights way out of poverty

Apr 16, 2013 - 10:24 AM

Billy Ray Naelgas of MIMAROPA has been boxing for 6 years

Top 10 Palaro 2012 moments

May 15, 2012 - 5:14 PM

Rappler compiles the games top 10 moments

Winning Palaro: Does the school matter?

May 12, 2012 - 4:08 PM

How big of a role does school play on an athlete s success at Palarong Pambansa?

Palaro 2012 region winners per sport

May 12, 2012 - 3:40 PM

Complete list of region winners per sport from Palarong Pambansa 2012

Basketball: NCR breaks CALABARZON’s two-peat

May 12, 2012 - 3:29 PM

NCR proved it reigns supreme in basketball nabbing the gold in both secondary and elementary boys

CHAMPIONS. The National Capital Region team pose with their awards after besting basketball teams from the other regions of the country. National Junior’s team captain JJ Alejandro (#10) was awarded Most Valuable Player.

CVIRAA tennis: Sacrifices of a winning team

May 12, 2012 - 3:04 PM

Part of the CVIRAA secondary boys sacrifices included waking up at 3 am to train cleaning up their own courts and living uncomfortably

WINNERS. Jude Tabo-tabo from Cebu, Alexis Ondoy from Cebu, Jan Razon Amandoron from Bohol, and Coach Julie Marie Abarquez (minus Fritz Satera). Isabel Rodriguez.

FINAL STANDINGS: NCR, Western Visayas, Southern Tagalog on top

May 12, 2012 - 2:17 PM

Northern Mindanao had an impressive showing managing to squeeze through to the top 5 while NCR Western Visayas and Southern Tagalog maintained its lead and finished in the top 3

Football secondary boys: NCR takes home crown

May 12, 2012 - 1:32 PM

NCR barrels through secondary boys championships defeats CVRAA 2 0

CELEBRATION. NCR celebrates after scoring a goal in the secondary boys Palarong Pambansa 2012 football finals. Isabel Rodriguez.

CAPTURED MOMENT: Scuffle overshadows NCR volley sweep

May 12, 2012 - 12:02 PM

NCR secondary boys and girls volleyball take home the crown; Central Visayas secondary boys to protest officiating

May 12, 10:00am update: Northern Mindanao stands out

May 12, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Northern Mindanao surprises with outstanding Palarong Pambansa 2012 showing NCR still on top

Volleyball finals update: NCR wins secondary boys and girls

May 12, 2012 - 9:51 AM

NCR secondary girls and boys defeat their respective opponents Saturday morning May 12 to take home the volleyball 2012 Palarong Pambansa crown

Palarong Pambansa results highlights: Day 6

May 12, 2012 - 12:20 AM

On Day 6 regions that will be competing for gold were determined while other sports wrapped up and posted overall standings

Taekwondo: CAR nabs most medals in secondary Kyorugi

May 12, 2012 - 12:02 AM

Cordillera Region jins take home 8 medals out of the 48 up for grabs at the secondary Kyorugi competition

May 11, 12:30pm update: NCR reigns supreme

May 11, 2012 - 11:10 PM

According to Department of Education forecasts NCR Western Visayas and Southern Tagalog are top three

Swimming: NCR wins overall champs

May 11, 2012 - 10:35 PM

NCR wins overall champions in Palarong Pambansa swimming continues annual domination

Boxing: Davao reigns supreme

May 11, 2012 - 8:44 PM

Davao Region ran away with the most medals in the 2012 Palarong Pambansa boxing tournament with two golds one silver and 3 bronze medals at the close of the competitions Friday May 11

IN PHOTOS: Day 6 Palarong Pambansa 2012

May 11, 2012 - 8:10 PM

Snapshots of the games from Day 6 of Palarong Pambansa

Tennis: Central Visayas' Satera takes home gold

May 11, 2012 - 6:51 PM

Western Visayas takes home secondary boys singles gold NCR wins doubles division

GOLD MEDALLIST. Fritz Satera brings home the bacon for Western Visayas. Loj Guinmapang.

Special Games: Western Visayas finishes on top

May 11, 2012 - 6:33 PM

Western Visayas win special games overall followed by Ilocos and Davao

Basketball: CALABARZON goes for 3-peat vs NCR

May 11, 2012 - 6:09 PM

NCR and CALABARZON will face each other again in the secondary men s basketball finals; same regions to battle in elementary division

Football: NCR to face Central Visayas

May 11, 2012 - 5:21 PM

NCR and Central Visayas face off in secondary football finals NCR to meet Western Visayas for elementary championship

 READY TO SCORE. The FEU FERN Baby Tamaraws Football Team is composed of fifteen members. This two-peat UAAP Champion will represent the National Capital Region in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa.

NCR, Western Visayas set volley finals rematch

May 11, 2012 - 11:34 AM

NCR and defending champs Western Visayas set to meet in finals of secondary girls volleyball NCR and CALABARZON face each other in basketball elementary boys

CAPTURED MOMENT: Barefoot runner breaks 1500m record

May 11, 2012 - 11:22 AM

Angelica de Josef breaks 1500m elementary girls record while running barefoot but loses gold by a thread

NO SHOES. Angelica De Josef of WVRAA competes barefoot at the Palarong Pambansa 2012. Team Dexter Palaro Coverage 2012.

Special athletes play bocce, go beyond expectations

May 11, 2012 - 9:25 AM

For Region 1 the field of special games has been a forte in Palarong Pambansa

SMART SPORT. Bocce veteran Judel helps their team win against Zamboanga. Julienne Joven.

A Tausug girl's swim dreams

May 11, 2012 - 8:28 AM

A Tausug girl and daughter of a former Olympian swimmer tries to make her own mark through Palarong Pambansa

Shermalyn Jalmaani, member of the Zamboanga Peninsula-Elementary Girl Swimming Team

IN PHOTOS: Day 5 Palarong Pambansa 2012

May 10, 2012 - 10:21 PM

Snapshots of the games from Day 5 of Palarong Pambansa

Swimming: NCR sets another record, dominates

May 10, 2012 - 10:01 PM

The Big City swimmers smashed their own record clocking in at 1:55 26 in the 4x50 meter freestyle team relay in the secondary girls division

May 10, 6pm update: NCR, Western Visayas, Southern Tagalog on top

May 10, 2012 - 7:42 PM

According to Department of Education s medal tally NCR Western Visayas and Southern Tagalog are on top

Volleyball: Favorites advance to semis

May 10, 2012 - 7:04 PM

NCR Western Visayas Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao make the semis for secondary girls volleyball

#palaro2012: Athletics highlights (Day 4)

May 10, 2012 - 2:16 PM

Highlights from athletics of Palarong Pambansa Day 4

The Palaro male athletes in make-up

May 10, 2012 - 2:02 PM

Why do those competing in arnis wear make up? Does it help their performance?

WARRIOR. Oliver Magallis won the bronze medal in this years likha anyo double weapon category (secondary boys division). Loj Guinmapang

Basketball UPDATE: CALABARZON, NCR in semi-finals

May 10, 2012 - 12:37 PM

Two time defending champion CALABARZON took one step closer to a 3 peat after beating Central Luzon 90 73 NCR wins against Central Visayas in overtime

CAPTURED MOMENT: New Palaro high jump record

May 10, 2012 - 10:48 AM

New high jump record by NCR s Maureen Emily Schrijvers

Baseball gives ARMM boys hope

May 10, 2012 - 10:27 AM

Unlike other teams the elementary baseball boys of ARMM lug their playing gear in a single empty rice sack

Gives them hope. Baseball gives the boys of ARMM another way of life. Julienne Joven.

Davao region tops boxing quarter finals

May 10, 2012 - 9:33 AM

Six boxers from Davao Region barged into the semifinals of the 2012 Palarong Pambansa boxing tournament

#palaro2012: Athletics highlights (Day 1-3)

May 09, 2012 - 11:38 PM

Highlights of the various secondary and elementary athletics events during the first 3 days of Palarong Pambansa

IN PHOTOS: Day 4 Palarong Pambansa 2012

May 09, 2012 - 9:37 PM

Photo highlights of Palarong Pambansa Day 4

Swimming: NCR rakes in more golds, CALABARZON bet breaks record

May 09, 2012 - 9:08 PM

Day 2 of swimming was highlighted by CALABARZON s Jose Marie Arcilla s record breaking swim

UAAP and NCAA scouts, coaches recruit athletes from Palaro

May 09, 2012 - 7:43 PM

Scouts from UAAP and NCAA attend Palarong Pambansa 2012 to find potential recruits

New records in swimming, archery, athletics on Day 4

May 09, 2012 - 7:40 PM

Karl Kristian Mari breaks a third archery record while Jose Marie Sebastian Arcilla posts a new elementary boys swim record for the 200m individual medley

Taekwondo: CAR jins dominate poomsae tilts

May 09, 2012 - 6:19 PM

The Cordillera Region taekwondo team garnered the most awards in the poomsae event for the 4th straight year

UPDATED May 9, 6pm: NCR tops regional standings

May 09, 2012 - 4:07 PM

NCR sits on top of the overall regional standings followed by Region 4 A and Region 6 as of Wednesday May 9 10:28 am

DepEd's search for cleanest billeting quarter continues

May 09, 2012 - 2:36 PM

To promote positive values the Department of Education continues its campaign from last year to search for the cleanest billeting quarters

BILLETING INSPECTION. Bro. Armin Luistro of the Department of Education inspects billeting quarters in search for the cleanest and greenest one. Photo courtesy of DepEd.

Central Visayas breaks 2 archery records

May 09, 2012 - 12:13 PM

Central Visayas Karl Kristian Mari breaks 2 records in archery despite lack of practice

Rolling with the punches: An underdog boxing story

May 09, 2012 - 10:45 AM

Boxing underdogs of Region 1 aim for gold after always falling short in the championships in past Palaro games

BOXING UNDERDOGS. Trainer Rene Rabillas with the Region 1 Boxing delegates. Isabel Rodriguez.

IN PHOTOS: Day 3 Palarong Pambansa 2012

May 08, 2012 - 9:35 PM

Snapshots of the games from Day 3 of Palarong Pambansa

2011 topnotchers strike early in table tennis

May 08, 2012 - 7:14 PM

Defending champion Western Visayas jumpstarted their bid by blanking Cagayan Valley 3 0 ruling the singles ties 3 2 3 2 before closing things out with a 3 2 win in the doubles

ERRATUM: No records set during swim prelims on day 1 of #Palaro2012

May 08, 2012 - 5:33 PM

Mimaropa breaks 2 Palarong Pambansa swim records the morning of swimming Day 1

Palarong Pambansa: Athletics 101

May 08, 2012 - 5:24 PM

Check out how the track and the athletics call area looks in Palaro 2012

Bondad fires off campaign with 400m freestyle gold

May 08, 2012 - 5:23 PM

On day 1 of Palarong Pambansa swimming finals Catherine Bondad a two time Palarong Pambansa Outstanding Athlete gets her first win